An Unexpected Surprise and Cursed Blood
"Oh, I hope Mom comes back from the retirement home soon." Michiru griped as he sat on the sofa in his parents' living room. His mother had left in the car nearly an hour ago to fetch her mother so that she could help her remove Naraku's curse from her great-granddaughters. Sango, Kanna, Kohaku, and Kaname were still asleep in their beds, leaving Michiru and his father alone in the living room.
"Patience son." Mr. Kururugi spoke calmly. "She'll be here."
"Yeah, I know but I want my daughters back as soon as possible." Michiru answered. "Then we can get back and destroy Naraku."
"Yeah about that," Mr. Kururugi began. "You said this curse was channeled into your testicles right?"
"Yeah Dad." Michiru shuddered. "Naraku placed a curse on my testicles so that he could return as soon as I got Sango pregnant. But the curse is gone now."
"Yes." Mr. Kururugi nodded. "But not the one that placed it on you. Michiru, if Naraku was able to do this to you once, chances are he can probably do it again."
"Huh?" Michiru gasped. He never thought of that before, and now it was a good thing his father had pointed that out. If Naraku did this to him again, then if he and Sango were to have more children afterwards, they would be cursed too. Not to mention Naraku would return to cause more evil.
"Oh, no." Michiru grumbled. "That means that I can't help destroy Naraku."
"Not necessarily." His father spoke drawing Michiru's attention. "I know a way we can protect you from this curse."
"How?" Michiru asked intently.
"Soon as your mother gets back, I'm taking you to a sporting goods store." Mr. Kururugi explained. "We're going to buy you a cup, a cup that will be infused with magic that will protect your testicles from curses."
"Can it be made?" Michiru asked.
"Of course it can." Mr. Kururugi nodded. "I can put a Shikigami barrier on it that's immune to demonic magic."
"Well then, all that waits to be seen is to have Mom get home with Grandma." Michiru answered.
About half an hour later, the two heard the sound of a lock at the front door. Heading to where the door was located, they were greeted by the sight of Mrs. Kururugi gently pushing a wheelchair where her elderly mother sat.
"Hello boys." Mrs. Kururugi spoke. "Grandma's here."
"Hello grandmother." Michiru spoke gently wrapping his arms around this over ninety year old woman who sired his mother and taught her magic.
"Hello boy." she replied. "Where are my great-grandchildren?"
"Upstairs asleep." Michiru answered.
"I see, well then I guess we'll have to wait a little while." She nodded.
"Yes, but in the meantime, let's go son." Mr. Kururugi replied.
"What? Where are you going?" Mrs. Kururugi asked.
"To buy our son some protection from Naraku so that this doesn't happen again." Mr. Kururugi answered.
"Oh." Mrs. Kururugi replied thoughtfully. "Yes, that's a good idea."
Nodding, Mr. Kururugi got his keys and took his son outside to the car to buy the protective cup to protect Michiru from Naraku's curse. As soon as they left, Mrs. Kururugi and her mother suddenly heard the sound of profuse retching coming from the bathroom.
"Huh?" Mrs. Kururugi asked as she went to the bathroom where the sound came from. She knocked on the bathroom door. "Hey, is everything alright in there?"
"I'm fine ma'am." Sango's sickly voice croaked out. "I...I...I just need....I just need a few..." Then another retching sound came from the bathroom.
"Sango!" Mrs. Kururugi gasped opening the door gasping at the sight of Sango kneeling over the toilet green in the face.
"Oh, my!" Mrs. Kururugi gasped again. "Sweetie, what is it? Do you have a stomach virus or something?"
"No, I don't think so." Sango groaned.
"Well then, why would you be vomiting this early in the....?" Mrs. Kururugi began only to be cut off as a thought entered her mind. "Wait a minute!" She then gently knelt beside her daughter-in-law and gently placed her hand near Sango's stomach invoking her magic.
"Oh my..." She gasped a third time.
"What?" Sango asked. "What is it? What's wrong with me?"
Mrs. Kururugi then took her hand away and smiled. "Nothing. Nothing's wrong my dear. This is perfectly natural."
"Huh?" Sango stated puzzled. Then her eyes went wide in shock as she realized. "You...you mean?"
"Yes." Mrs. Kururugi nodded. "Sango, you're pregnant again!"
As this thought caused Sango to turn red in disbelief, she collapsed to the floor. Mrs. Kururugi then gently picked her up and carried her back to bed. She needed all the rest she could take now.
"Well, now that this unexpected miracle has been dealt with." Mrs. Kururugi thought to herself. "Time to consult my mother and devise a plan to help the grandchildren already brought into the world."
With that, she headed back downstairs where her mother was waiting.
"My dear," she began. "I suggest we take a sample of Michigo and Sanru's blood so that we know what we're up against."
"Good idea Mother." Mrs. Kururugi nodded. "Being a nurse, I have plenty of sterile needles and blood donor packets. We can use those to get our sample."
"Then get them and let's see what's up." Her mother replied.
Nodding, Mrs. Kururugi went to a drawer and pulled out two sterile needles, two tubes, adn two empty packets. She then went up to the room they had given Michigo and Sanru and brought them into the living room setting them on a flat table. She then wrapped two rubber straps around their arms and stuck the needles into their arms to draw the blood.
"Oh, dear Lord!" Mrs. Kururugi gasped in horror seeing the liquid coming through the tube. It wasn't red at all, it was a blackish purple. The same color as the mist that came out and spread when she removed Naraku's curse from Kohaku years ago. "How could anyone do such a horrible thing to two innocent little babies?"
"Most demons don't care about such things my dear." Grandmother answered sadly with a hint of disgust in her voice as the packets were full of the horrible liquid. "But now that we've got our sample, my advance magic should be able to come up with a cure."
She then took the two packets and held them focusing on her magic. After awhile, she then awoke from her concentration and smiled.
"Yes! I've got it! I know a way we can safely cure Michigo and Sanru!" She spoke.
"What?" Mrs. Kururugi gasped. "How mother?"
"It's quite simple actually," Grandmother began. "We're gonna need two wading pools filled with clean water, a big quiet sand area, and your sister."
"Two wading pools?" Mrs. Kururugi asked. "My husband and Michiru are out at a sporting goods store, I can call them on my husband's cell phone and tell them to get it."
"You do that." Grandmother nodded.
Nodding herself, Mrs. Kururugi went to the phone and called her husband's cell.
Elsewhere in a sporting goods store, Mr. Kururugi heard his phone go off. He answered it.
"Hello?" He asked. "Oh, hello dear. Hmm? Yes? She knows a cure? Uh-huh? Two wading pools, got it. Okay, thank you for telling me. Alright see you at home. Yes, goodbye."
"Was that Mom, Dad?" Michiru asked.
"Yes, and she told me that her mother knows a cure. But to do it, we need to fetch two small wading pools." Mr. Kururugi answered.
"Is that right?" Michiru asked. "Well, this is a sporting goods store. We'll find it after we get that cup."
"Right." Mr. Kururugi nodded.
Back at the Kururugi household, Mrs. Kururugi turned to her mother.
"So what's the plan Mother?" She asked.
"It's like this. As you know, the human body is about seventy-five percent water." Grandmother began. "Well then this curse is seventy-five percent water. If we were to remove the cursed water from their bodies, and replace it with water mixed with an antidote made from a special herb that I know of which responds and destroys demonic essence, then the cure will spread thanks to the circulatory system and will reach every spot in their bodies and will get rid of the curse once and for all."
"That's incredible!" Mrs. Kururugi exclaimed.
"Yes, but to do that first we need to put the girls into the pools filled with about 6 liters of clean water. Then we need to bring them to a sandy area so that I can draw the symbols needed to perform this. Lastly, we need your sister because to do this will require the Requiem of Replacement to gradually remove and replace the cursed water with clean water."
"And in order to play that song right, it will take three great magicians in our field of magic. You singing the melody, sister playing her magic flute, and I keeping rhythm with my drum." Mrs. Kururugi nodded. "Then all we need do is wait for my sister's plane to arrive and we'll be ready."
"Until then, at least we got some good news that Sango's pregnant again."